Eugene “Gene” E. Gann, 88, of East Peoria, IL, passed away at 3:42 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born February 27, 1924 in Sikeston, MO to Luther and Nona (Mathenia) Gann. He married Eileen Pruitt on April 15, 1944 in Madison, IL. She preceded him in death on April 10, 2007 in Peoria.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Ronald L. Gann; 1 great-grandson, 1 brother and 1 sister.
Surviving are four children, Larry E. Gann of Brighton, CO; 3 daughters Phyllis E. Beard of Isabella, MO, Joyce A. (Dave) Taylor of East Peoria, Gloria L. (Gary) Steeg of Chillicothe, IL; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Eugene worked at Caterpillar as a pipe fitter for many years. Later, he retired in 1989 from Samaritan Church Furniture as a regional sales rep.
He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in East Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012 at Remmert Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.remmertfuneralhome.com.